The Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies (CTSS) was established in April 2009 to address this significant community health issue. The CTSS seeks to improve evidence-based practice by creating, applying and informing scientific knowledge in the field of traumatic stress, particularly the epidemiology and neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as psychiatric disorder and wellbeing more broadly.
The core research program is examining traumatic stress through the impact of military service, disasters and motor vehicle accidents.
CTSS embodies expertise in prevalence, longitudinal health, disaster, neuro-biological and neuro-cognitive studies as well as occupational mental health. Beyond its core research agenda, the Centre offers consultancy, professional development and training, higher education supervision and assessment and referral services.